Here at E. Morgan Scheiber & Associates dental crowns are securely cemented onto the anchoring abutment with a very strong dental adhesive. This is meant to mimic the same structural integrity you enjoyed in the original tooth.
Unfortunately, there are still some rare instances when this dental adhesive can be compromised, causing a dental crown to feel loose in your mouth. Even if you aren’t experiencing any immediate pain or discomfort, you still need to have a loose dental crown examined by one of our skilled dentists, Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber or Dr. Rochelle Akradi.
While you are waiting for your appointment, there are some simple things you can do to help minimize the chances of suffering an unnecessary complication.
Try to avoid the temptation to wiggle or play with the loose dental crown. Not only could this cause pain, it could also damage to the internal abutment. If some form of dental trauma has left blood or other material in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning treatments will be handled by our dentists and staff.
If the abutment that anchors the dental crown in your mouth is still intact our dentist might be able to clean the dental crown and cement it back in your mouth. If the abutment has been compromised in some way our dentist might need to perform a root canal to restore sufficient structure to anchor a new dental crown in place.
If you live in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and you have a loose dental crown, please call 508-746-4033 to seek professional care at E. Morgan Scheiber & Associates.